Doom Eternal leads the pack of new titles coming to the PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe/Premium catalog this month. Starting April 18th, all top-tier PS Plus subscribers will have access to Bethesda’s demonic shooter, where you switch between firearms, a flamethrower, a wrist-mounted blade, and more to destroy fiendish monsters across a fiery, hellish landscape. Doom Eternal will be available to play on both PS4 and PS5. The Pixar-like Kena: Bridge of Spirits is also included in the April catalog, combining exploration in a cuddly fantasy world with fast-paced combat that lets you fend off corrupting spirits.
PlayStation also mentions the acclaimed platformer Sackboy: A Big Adventure in its April Games Catalog, despite having previously added it as a free monthly title for all levels of PS Plus membership. If card games were never your thing, Slay the Spire might change your mind. Bringing the steep learning curve of roguelikes, the game lets you create a deck of unique cards to defeat the thriving beasts and eventually reach the top of the tower. No race looks the same on the layout and enemies are constantly shuffled along with the relics you choose to add to your deck. Slay the Spire will be available to play on PS4.
From the house of Bethesda, we have two more entries this month – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. In the first, you play as BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, a member of the Resistance sent on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance team in a Nazi-controlled USA. Armed with an arsenal and weapons and guts for good measure, players can blast their way through every Nazi in sight, giving hope to the second American Revolution. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, however, is a prequel, pitting you against massive super soldiers, shock troops, and various abominable wartime creations of the Nazis.
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Sports enthusiasts can immerse themselves in Riders Republic’s huge playground and take part in a range of activities such as bike racing, skiing, snowboarding or sliding around in vibrant bodysuits. Compete in PvP races and dominate maps set in iconic US national parks like Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley and more. Be ignorant all you want, but fishing counts as a sport. It requires patience, maximum knowledge and precision – all key traits needed to master Dovetail’s Bassmaster Fishing simulation game as you compete against professional anglers to climb the ranks, earn sponsors and eventually be crowned the champion. It will be available to play on both PS4 and PS5.
Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within is an absolute classic, transporting you into a dangerous world filled with disfigured nightmare monsters, urging you to gather supplies and get the hell out of there as fast as possible. Use stealth to sneak past enemies and traps, while carefully planning how you manage resources and progress through daunting levels. Mikami is also responsible for directing Resident Evil, so expect survival horror elements in the same vein.
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All this and more was revealed on the PlayStation Blog and will be available exclusively to PS Plus Extra and Deluxe members in April (PS Plus Deluxe is called PS Plus Premium in select markets). Last month’s catalog included Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection, Ghostwire Tokyo and Rainbow Six Extraction, to name just a few.
Here’s the full list of free games available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe/Premium subscribers starting April 18th.
The blog post also lists the April PS Plus Classics catalog, available exclusively to PS Plus Deluxe/Premium members. This month brings several Bethesda classics – Doom, Doom II, Doom 64, Doom 3 and Dishonored: Definitive Edition.
Sony is also updating its PS Plus catalog by removing some games. Marvel’s Spider-Man, Resident Evil and NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will not be available on PS Plus after May 15th. Not to mention, the PlayStation Plus Collection will shut down on May 19th, taking away 19 original and third-party games from PS5 owners. If you subscribe to the PS Plus service, you still have time to redeem them.
PlayStation Plus Deluxe subscription starts in India from Rs. 849 per month, while the Extra subscription starts at Rs. 749 per month.